Freight

THE losses incurred by rail freight operators, logistics companies and their customers as a result of the collapse of a new tunnel at Rastatt, Germany, and subsequent closure of the…
IRJ at RailLive, Bilbao: Belgian rail freight operator Lineas is seeking partners to join its autonomous rail freight project.
FRENCH wagon leasing company Atir Rail has awarded Duro Daković Specijalna Vozila, a susbsidiary of Croatian rolling stock manufacturer Duro Daković, a €5.2m contract to supply a batch of Shimms…
THE French prime minister, Mr Edouard Philippe announced during a visit to the Bonneuil-sur-Marne freight terminal in southern Paris on April 16 that French National Railways’ (SNCF) loss-making rail freight…
CMA CGM Logistics launched a new intermodal freight service on April 10 from London Gateway terminal via the Channel Tunnel to Duisburg, Germany, with connections to Poland and China.
FRANCE’s Ministry of Ecology and the Spanish Development Ministry have invited expressions of interest for the operation of new piggyback services to carry lorry semitrailers between the two countries.
ITALIAN State Railways (FS) rail freight subsidiary Mercitalia has unveiled plans to launch high-speed rail freight services in a bid to gain a share of the market for high-value time-sensitive…
POLAND’s largest rail freight operator PKP Cargo signed a Zlotys 388m ($US 113m) contract with Newag on April 4 for the modernisation of 60 Soviet-built SM48 diesel-electric heavy shunting locomotives.
SBB Cargo is set to trial Voith’s CargoFlex Type Scharfenberg automatic freight coupling on five wagons in mixed service beginning in January 2019.
SWISS rail freight operator BLS Cargo achieved record turnover of SFr 203m ($US 213.6m) in 2017, a 6% increase compared with 2016, while net profits more than doubled from SFr…
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